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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: Been on this medication for three months now. Having problems with having to urinate in the middle of the night. Also, can't sleep an entire night and the mood swings are unbelievable. Pain wise, it does a good job.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I'm on Oxycontin 10 mg a day, 4 x 10 mg percocet a day, 1 Soma a day. Have bulging/herniated L45 disc, as well as small annular tear on L5S1 disc. The problems on those discs...Without the pain-killers, I would be suffering everyday.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I was taking Oxycontin after 2 shoulder surgeries, then I was in a bad auto accident. Even upping me to 80mg 2 x daily wasn't enough. My doctor suggested Oxyfast for breakthrough pain, so I tried it. This was the only combination that took away all my pain, so I could work and care for my family. At 29 yrs old I thought my life was over, but these 2 medications gave me my life back!
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I have had 3 major life-saving surgeries in 11 months, and have tried a number of pain medications. While grateful to be alive, the constant pain had reduced my quality of life to just about zero. I now take Oxycontin 20 mg 2x a day, vicodin 10/325 4 times a day for breakthrough pain. This "recipe" has literally given me my life back! Occasional constipation is the only real side-effect I've experienced. 6 months ago I spent most of my life in bed. Now I am able to participate in all the activities I enjoyed before the surgeries, and take care of the day to day responsibilities of housekeeping, etc, without help.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: Works miracles for Fibromyalgia. I don't ever want to experience the pain of a nerve attack without Oxycontin ever again. I'm 19, so I can't just stay home and suffer and lounge around. I have a life to live, and if it weren't for Oxycontin I wouldn't be able to perform simple every day tasks. I will say though it is much, much safer to stay with the lowest possible dose, which are the 10mg ones (I don't take generics so there are probably lower doses, I just don't know of them). If you use Oxycontin in moderation and as prescribed it is easy to control dependency. They also work great for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Hope this helps.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I have been on Oxycontin for over a year now and it has helped me tremendously although I only take 30mg XR 3 times a day and IR for break through pain 3 times a day. I am not in pain most of the day. I awake in the morning feeling crappy but take an IR and within 1/2 hour I am fine. I do not feel "high", I can function normally and even care for 3 grandchildren I am now raising. So, without this medication, I'd be on short term pain medicines that do nothing but make you sleep. I was on Roxicodone for a year as well and they took me off at my request and because I needed pain medicines for the long term I thank whoever is responsible for finding this medication for us, who depend on it, to let us lead normal (best of our ability) lives.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I have been on Hydrocodone 10 /500 and Norcos 10/325 for a year. He recently moved me over to Percocet 10/500. I was still taking 4-5 at a time 3 to four times a day and functioning fine, going to school and taking care of my kids without a hitch. I could not afford to take them anymore at 100 dollars with no insurance for a script.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: As a pharmacy technician, the advice in this column recommends that unused portions of the drug should be flushed in the toilet. This is an incorrect myth. Drugs flushed in the toilet can contaminate our resources and water supply. Any drugs not used should be turned into a pharmacy so proper disposal can be taken care of.
Editor's Note - Only about a dozen drugs, such as powerful
narcotic pain relievers and other controlled substances, carry instructions for flushing to reduce the danger of unintentional use or overdose and illegal abuse.
The FDA worked with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to develop the first consumer guidance for proper disposal of prescription drugs.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I had a fatal accident 12 months ago a, broke both pelvis, multiple ribs, fractured ankle and many more fractures in my body. I use this medicine for the pain and it is 100% effective.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: To keep this within limits I will not get detailed on the benefits of Oxycontin. As you can read on the other forums it works. I take 80mg 3x a day and it works great. Been on it for 5 years now and liver test done last month was excellent. I am tired of the bad rap this medicine gets though. There are even sites devoted to its removal by people who have lost loved ones who abused the drug. While I feel for these people, no one told anyone abuse this wonderful drug. When taken properly this medicine works excellent with little to no side effects. It is said that you become dependent on this medicine but it is meant for long term and a good doctor will bring you down properly. So withdrawals should be minimum. This is a true wonder drug.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I have been in pain for 3 years and Oxycodone has been a life saver. I take 3 x 40s and 3 x 30 IR a day and I can get up and live my life as best as I can. I still have pain but these have made it better to live. I hate how everyone looks down on this medication that my doctor has helped me with. Thank goodness for doctors who help.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: Oxycontin is the greatest pain killer ever made, I dislocated both my shoulders at the same time and was taken to ER and sat there for 6 hours with both my shoulder out of socket. I was screaming so anyway after I was fixed a day later the right shoulder popped out again. So got that put in and they gave me 40mg Oxycontin and it took the pain away for good.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I have had many years with pain. A combination of 3 drugs is a God send. I take 50 mg Oxycontin twice a day, 500 mg of Ketoprofen twice a day and 100 mg Tramadol twice a day. This rather strange combination has worked for me for 10 years without any problems or without having to increase the medication.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I too believe that this is a great drug. Oxycontin has given me my life back. There is no way I would be able to work without taking it daily 60 mg x2 daily. I hate hearing how bad this is for you, I don't want anyone to know I take it because people think you are an addict.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: The doctors have no idea what is wrong with me and we had been through nearly every strong pain killer that is possible to take when you are pregnant. I am on 80mg Oxycontin a day and find that I get short term pain relief of probably 3 hours of every 12 hours. So I guess it's back to the drawing board for me, because my mum is getting sick of pushing me around in a wheel chair. Oh yeah, I also started having funny things happen to me at night. Like talking to myself even though I was awake. And I would wake up and I would be laying in bed pretending to brush my teeth or brush my daughters hair, or spreading a piece of toast. Very strange.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: This medicine has been a life saver for severe long term, constant pain. I don't like the dependency effects, but willing to take the risk for relief. It is a life saving medication.
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OxyContin (oxycodone) for Pain: I started taking Oxycontin over 3 years ago for chronic pain in my back and left leg and foot. I have peripheral neuropathy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, sciatic nerve injury, drop foot and have been told I have pinched nerves. All I know is that I have pain. I started taking 40 mg 3 times a day then 80mg twice a day and now my doctor has me on morphine sulphate 100 mg 3 times a day. He said to do this I won't need to continue raising the dose of the Oxycontin. The morphine sulphate has not helped as much as the Oxycontin.
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